• Anderson: Seeking leadership and staying connected - 03.27.2020
    The first strands of sunlight stretched across the Friday morning horizon like a detached bystander, unaware of the anxious uncertainty that had consumed our state for the last week. Yet, it was comforting to see something normal and predictable in…> <>
  • Westonka, Orono schools work to keep students fed - 03.27.2020
    After Gov. Tim Walz called for the temporary closure of Minnesota’s K-12 public schools starting March 18, the gears were set in motion at Westonka and Orono school districts to “waste not, want not.”> <>
  • APG-ECM reduces work hours; state orders shelter in place - 03.26.2020
    As state and federal officials desperately work to “flatten the curve” and the impact of COVID-19 cases on our healthcare system, many local businesses have experienced the devastating results of an economy that has ground to a halt.> <>
  • COVID-19 prompts changes in EMS at Mound Fire Department - 03.26.2020
    The continued rise in confirmed cases of COVID-19, no longer a slow creep upward but an exponential increase day by day, has prompted changes at local fire departments as personnel balance the now oft-touted “6-feet” rule of social distancing with…> <>
  • West Hennepin cities continue to react to coronavirus - 03.26.2020
    Hennepin County and local city governments are taking precautions and adhering to the recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and the Minnesota Department of Health with regards to the coronavirus and COVID-19 outbreak. In doing so, the county has…> <>
  • Hilltop provides emergency childcare for ‘critical’ workers - 03.25.2020
    At a time when most of the state has retreated home for work and when schools have likewise turned their students out in response to the growing COVID-19 pandemic, working parents across the state have had to add makeshift childcare…> <>
  • Health officials confirm first death due to COVID-19 in Minnesota - 03.22.2020
    Victim contracted the virus through contact with another COVID-19 case> <>
  • Ridgeview implements visitor restrictions, rolls out online COVID-19 screening - 03.20.2020
    Minnesota’s confirmed cases of COVID-19 infections ballooned to 89 on Thursday, March 19, including a pair of cases in Carver County.> <>
  • Lake Minnetonka communities grapple with COVID-19 - 03.19.2020
    As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to shutter businesses and gatherings on government orders, those in the Orono, Long Lake, Maple Plain and Minnetonka Beach area are no exception.> <>
  • Our coverage of COVID-19 - 03.18.2020
    We know these are trying times for everyone and accurate, timely information is important for you and your family. As part of our ongoing coverage of COVID-19, we have created this page that allows you to see all the stories…> <>
  • Hennepin County Public Health - 03.18.2020
    Get the latest and most accurate government information regarding COVID-19 for Hennepin County at the Hennepin County Public Health website.> <>
  • Westonka community responds to COVID-19 outbreak - 03.18.2020
    With Westonka schools closed as of Monday, March 16, and city governments working to provide as many services as they can while adhering to the social distancing recommended by the CDC and Minnesota Department of Health, the community responded with…> <>
  • COVID-19: Local closures - 03.16.2020
    During the COVID-19 outbreak, under guidance from state and federal authorities, local officials have made the following decisions:> <>
  • Westonka voters overwhelmingly approve levy request - 11.06.2019
    Voters in the Westonka school district rallied around the district’s “revoke and replace” request, passing one two-tiered levy that replaces three existing levies.> <>
  • Orono levy request rejected - 11.06.2019
    Voters in ISD 278 decisively rejected the district’s request to revoke the existing capital project levy authorization and to approve new authorization.> <>